Series of disapproving comments have trailed the purported appointment of former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The retired detective has become a subject of criticism following report of appointment on Tuesday night.
The City Gazette reports Odumosu would in the coming days appear before the Senate for confirmation.
The retired police operative when confirmed by the Senate will succeed Abdulrasheed Bawa who was asked to step aside by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu pending conclusion of the allegations of abuse of office preferred against him.
However, some Nigerians have been critical of Odumosu reported appointment on the social media as the new EFCC chairman, noting that he was of the major actors in the EndSARS riot in Lagos.
Though, Odumosu has denied his appointment as EFCC boss, charging members of the public to disregard the report.
Read some of the reactions below.
@Shehusky wrote: “Tinubu appoints retired (AIG) of police. Hakeem Odumosu as EFCC chairman. Can someone from the corrupt Nigerian police fight corruption? The many blunders of Tinubu.”
@essentialbolu wrote: “Hakeem Odumosu as Head of EFCC. Is this a joke or something. You have guys like Fatai Owoseni and other fine officers and it is Odumosu. I also blame the EFCC, why is the agency so consciously Northernised, there must be a cadet trained by EFCC who can do a good job.”
@JBAdamu wrote: “Confusion! Odumosu is the 3rd appointment so far as Chairman of EFCC. This has to stop. Tinubu cannot continue to announce names as EFCC Chairman to deceive Nigerians. Who is the Chairman of EFCC? Are we in a military regime that appointments no longer go to NASS for confirmation?”
@chooaeb wrote: “I will not believe the appointment of Hakeem Odumosu as the EFCC chairman until @NTANewsNow breaks it.”